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    Calcium Level

    Split from 2007 thread. Bama

    32,000 plaster pool in Hawaii 80-90-temp, light to moderate use condominium pool, 5.0 bleach level. 7.6 PH, CYA 80, Calcium level is 180 . What should it be I have heard 300 is good.. thanks Woody

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    Re: Calcium Level

    How old is the plaster?
    For a plaster pool 250 to 350 is a good place for the CH to be.
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    Re: Calcium Level

    Welcome!

    With a plaster pool, you want more CH, as Bama said.

    You could raise it with Cal-hypo, since you need to raise FC a little, too.
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    Re: Calcium Level

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I am inclined to also point out that a FC level of 5ppm is too low for a CYA level of 80ppm:
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    Re: Calcium Level

    Chlorine level is 5ppm not.5 is that still not high enough?

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    Re: Calcium Level

    Nope. Look at the link I provided.
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    Re: Calcium Level

    OK 6-11 thanks Woody

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